Australian Chess Federation newsletter
No. 273, July 14, 2004

ANU Open - July 24-25 - Category 3 Grand Prix Event - over $3000 in prizes part of the 12th ANU Chess Festival which also includes blindfold and simul displays, a computer chess championship, primary and schools competitions and other board games: Go, Backgammon, Othello. More...

In this issue:
Mt Buller
Olympiad selections announced
World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad
Coming soon: ANU Chess Festival
Coming soon: Queensland Open
Internet projects: online chess club/chess wiki
World News: Kasimdzhanov FIDE world champion
Upcoming Tournaments
Grand Prix 2004

It's on again: Mt Buller to host Australian Open, Junior and Schools Finals: The ACF Council has voted 7-1 with three abstentions to host the Australian Open, Australian Junior and the Australian Schools Teams Finals at Mt Buller in the Victorian ski-fields. A revised Mt Buller proposal - with ACF President George Howard replacing David Cordover as organiser - beat a rival bid from Chess Victoria for all three events and an ACT Junior Chess League proposal to host the schools event.

Because of a potential conflict of interest, George Howard stepped down as chair of the meeting during the debate and was replaced by ACF Deputy President Garry Wastell.

George Howard told the meeting that the Mt Buller administration had undertaken to deposit a $20,000 bond within 72 hours in a joint bank account as a token of their good faith with the ACF. He said he would indemnify the ACF from any financial losses. In view of the risk being assumed, the meeting agreed that if there was a profit made, there should be a 50/50 split of any profits between the ACF and the organiser.

David Cordover presented the Chess Victoria bid, which involved holding the Juniors and Schools finals at Box Hill, and the Open in the Glen Era Town Hall - both in Melbourne. Libby Smith put forward the ACTJCL case for the Australian Schools Finals on behalf of the ACTJCL, and stressed that the School events would be held in December, separate from the Mt Buller Open and Junior events, but in line with the school year.

In other developments, George Howard undertook to re-open the decision process if the $20,000 was not deposited or the contract not signed within 72 hours. David Cordover said that Chess Victoria's bid would still be open in such circumstances, and stressed that Chess Victoria did not endorse or support the Mt Buller events, even though the event is being held in Victoria.

Finally, consideration of a NSWJCL bid to hold the following year's Australian School final events was deferred.

The successful Mt Buller bid includes cash sponsorship to the tune of $50,000, in-kind sponsorship including subsidised printing, free use of venues and a generous $20,000 prize fund. It is anticipated that the Australian Open Champion prize will be $4,500 (2nd: $2,500, 3rd: $1,700 and 4th: $1,100) while the Womens Champion receiving $1000. Money has also been allocated to entice GMs to participate. Full details in a later issue.

2004 Olympiad selections: The following have been provisionally selected to represent Australia at the 2004 FIDE Olympiads in Calvia, Mallorca, Spain.

Open team (in board order):
1. GM Ian Rogers
2. GM Darryl Johansen
3. IM Gary Lane
4. IM Stephen Solomon
5. IM Zong-Yuan Zhao
6. IM David Smerdon

Reserves (in order): IM John-Paul Wallace, IM Alex Wohl, Nick Speck, IM Leonid Sandler, FM Greg Canfell, FM Tim Reilly.

Women's team (in board order):
1. IM Irina Berezina
2. WIM Arianne Caoili
3. WIM Anastasia Sorokina
4. Ingela Eriksson

Reserves (in order): WIM Laura Moylan, WFM Slavica Sarai, WIM Biljana Dekic

Any applicant may appeal the results of the selections within seven days, ie by Tuesday 20th June. Appeals can be made only on the following grounds:

* There was a material error or omission in the selection process that has disadvantaged the applicant.

* That the applicant was clearly ranked such that no selectors could have reasonably given the applicant that ranking based on the information supplied to the selectors. Note: It is not sufficient to appeal on the basis that a player thinks that he/she should have been selected. The ranking of the selectors has to be clearly incorrect and unreasonable.

Any player wishing to appeal shall send their appeal to the ACF Secretary, Mr Jey Hoole, PO Box 308, Strathfield NSW 2135, email Appeals shall be accompanied by the sum of $50 Australian, which shall be refunded if the appeal is upheld.

If any appeals are lodged, applicants for the relevant team(s) will be advised.

Congratulations to the successful applicants, commiserations to those who are not in the team at this stage and thanks to all the applicants for their patience with the lengthy selection process. I wish to particularly thank the selectors, FM Haydn Barber, FM Geoff Saw, Dr Mike Partis, Ian Rout, and IA Dr Charles Zworestine for their many hours of dedicated work on these selections.

- Kevin Bonham
2004 ACF Olympiad Selections Co-Ordinator.

World Youth Chess Olympiad 2004: Australia finished eighth with 20/36 (including 14/16 against the bottom 4 teams) in the World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad In Calicut, Kerala, India. China were first on 27/36 followed by Hungary 24, Uzbekistan 22, India A 22. The Australian players' scores (9 rounds) in board order was V.Suttor (NSW) 4.5, D.Stojic (VIC) 4.5, J.Cronan (NSW) 5.5, R.Lugo (VIC) 5.5


- Peter Parr

Laurieton (NSW Mid North Coast): Our Mid North Coast Open on 19-20 June was low in numbers, but the tournament was strongly contested by 4 1600+ players and the rest down to rating of 1000. David Castor (1934) from Sydney was highest rated, but his luck ran out in round 4 against David Lovejoy (1850) from Far North Coast. In round 2 Mike Weltner from Taree reduced Lovejoy's lead by half a point with a draw. Low attendance may be partly due to Queen's Birthday Weekender in Sydney. And our usual Sydney friends may have found it just too much chess. And the cost of petrol?

Final scores: 1. Lovejoy, David 1850 - 6.5, 2. Castor David 1934 - 6, 3. Van Der Wal, Fritz from Orange 1853 - 5, 4. Keuning, Anthony (he never misses our weekenders) 1610 - 4, 5= Weltner, Michael 1487 - 3.5, Lane, Endel 1399, Mearns, David 1427, 8= Lukic, Milorad 1549 - 3, Northover, Shane 1074 - 3, 10= Arthur, Joshua - 1.5, Northover, Matthew 1000 - 1.5, 12. Momot, Alex 1040 - 1.

The Laurieton "One Day Chess" on Sunday 27 June was well attended by 26 players. Including 17 under 18 years' old. Everyone enjoyed this friendly event - even the losers. After 7 rounds of 25 min per player Mick Lukic from Taree fixed them all with 7 wins.

Final Scores: 1. Lukic, Milorad 1615 - 7, 2. Weltner, Michael 1480 - 6, 3. Mearns, David 1294 - 5.5, 4. Northover, Shane 1159 - 5, 5. 5. Northover, Matthew 1200 - 4.5, 6= Lane, Endel 1530 - 4, Arthur, Joshua 878, Fajks, Thomas 338, Wells, Richard 277, Brown, Joshua 452, Vella, Luke, Parr, Bruce 1077, 13= Wilks, Eric 1019 - 3.5, Momot, Alex 1070, Busby, Mikey, 16= Wells, Leslie 980 - 3, Fajks, James, Palmer, Alix, 19. Palmer, Nadine - 2.5, 20= Faruqi, Osman 629 - 2, Bahri, Zenn, McArthur, Logan 858, Wilson-Smith, Jayden, Peters, Michael 651 - 2, 25= Dalton, Kirsty 1, Brown, Elischa 1.

Laurieton Services Club provided free venue, refreshments and $4 lunches.

- Endel Lane.

12th ANU Chess Festival 2004 Tuesday 20 July: Computer Chess Championship (RISE)
Friday 23 July: Simul/Blindfold Chess Demonstration by GM Ian Rogers (Noon-3pm in front of "King O'Malley's", Garema Place, Civic)
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 July: 12th ANU Open Chess Championship (Saturday 10.00am - 8.00pm; Sunday 9.30am - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 July: ACT Go Championship (Saturday 10.00am - 8.00pm; Sunday 9.30am - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Saturday 24 July: Othello Tournament (1.00pm - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Sunday 25 July: Backgammon Tournament (10.00am - 5.00pm at School of Art)
Monday 26 July: ANU Primary Schools Championship (9.15am - 3.15pm at Great Hall, University House)
Tuesday 27 July: ANU High Schools/Colleges Championship (9.15am - 3.15pm at Great Hall, University House)
For further information, contact: Shun Ikeda, Co-ordinator, 12th ANU Chess Festival 2004, on 02-6125-4030 (bh); Email

12th ANU Open chess championship 2004
Category 3 Grand Prix Event - over $3000 in prizes - part of the 12th ANU Chess Festival 2004.
GM Ian Rogers will be defending his title.
Where: School of Art Building, ANU, Acton, ACT Baldessin precinct, Western end of Childers Street (Please see map at and click on grid EF32. Free car parking on campus on Saturday and Sunday.)
When: Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July 2004
DOP: Charles Zworestine [International Arbiter]
Time Control: 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start (Fischer)
Entry fees:
Adult: $70 Junior & Concessions: $50
Register by Friday 16 July for $10 discount (e-mail or ring, details below).
Entry is free for GMs, WGMs, IMs & WIMs.
Entries will be accepted and will close at 9.30am on Saturday 24 July.
Registration: 8.30 - 9.30am Saturday 24 July Schedule: Saturday 9.45am Opening Ceremony Sunday
24 July 10.00am Round 1 25 July 9.30am Round 5
12.30pm Round 2 12.00noon Round 6
3.00pm Round 3 2.30pm Round 7
5.30pm Round 4 5.15pm Presentation
Prizes: Open: 1st $1000 and Ian Chubb Cup, 2nd $600, 3rd $300
Under 2000: 1st $250, 2nd $150
Under 1600: 1st $200, 2nd $100
Under 1200: 1st $150, 2nd $75
Under 800: 1st $100
Best Junior: $100
Best ANU player: $100

Prize fund based on 80 entries. $3000 is guaranteed by the "12th ANU Chess Festival 2004" Organising Committee. Players are eligible for only 1 prize.
For further information, contact Shun Ikeda by telephone [02-6125-4030 (bh), e-mail, or visit the website:

Queensland Open this weekend - July 17-18: This Australian Grand Prix Cat 2 event will be held at the Gardiner Chess Centre, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast this weekend. There are 7 rounds, 40 mins a side plus 30 secs a move (Fischer). $1,550 in prizes. Entry Fees Adults $55, Concession $45, Juniors $35. Late Fee on the day $10. Entry can be made online at (pay fees). Enquiries Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221

Nell Van De Graaff Classic (formerly the Gold Coast Classic): Donít worry, Nell is alive and kicking at the age of 88, and still regularly plays at the club. She is being honoured by the Gold Coast Chess Club for her leadership and contribution to the club. This event is scheduled for Sat/Sun 18/19 September and is being held at the Somerset College Sports Pavilion, the scene of many well fought Grand Prix events. Once again, the Classic is an Australian Grand Prix Cat 3 tournament. There are $2,500 in prizes. One of the ideas that makes this event unique is that it incorporates a teams event. Players put themselves in teams of four where the average rating of the team cannot exceed 1400. We have found that this creates a great deal more social contact right across the playing abilities. Entry Fees are Adults $55, Concession $45, Juniors $35. Late Fee on the day $10. Time Controls 60 mins a side plus 10 secs a move (Fischer). Entry can be made online at (pay fees). Enquiries Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221

Australian Clubs Teams Championships: This is proceeding at Caloundra, Sunshine Coast from Monday to Friday 27 Sept to 1 Oct. The event is being held at the Oasis Resort. Three bedroom villas sleeping 7 cost only $675 for 5 nights. Thatís around $100 per person! And some of the Virgin/Jetstar prices are pretty good as well. The entry fee is $400 per team of 8 (min 3 females), that is only $50 per player for a week long tournament. More teams are most welcome. Perhaps a good opportunity for uni students? Contact Graeme Gardiner on 07 5522 7221

Internet projects: online Aussie chess club/chess "wiki": Helpers are sought for two internet projects I'd like to start - an online Aussie chess club, and an open online chess encyclopedia (a "wiki" in techno-speak). Let's take them one at a time.

Online Aussie Chess Club: I'd like to start a "club" for Aussie players on FICS, the Free Internet Chess Server. What I have in mind is simply setting up a time to "meet" on FICS (say weeknights 6pm AEST till late, to allow widespread participation, plus weekend play) *and* adopting a chat channel (I nominate channel 250, which seems little used) so that club members can talk to each other. the facilities - software, server etc - all already exist ... the only issue is organising the get-together. I envisage that informal tournaments and blitz competitions, etc, could be run, as well as impromptu training sessions and so on. Webpages would be set up to make it easy for people to download the software needed and join the club. Unfortunately, I work nights - so I would not be able to run the thing myself. If anyone would like to help out on this, please email me.

Wiki: A wiki is a little bit like a bulletin board, except that it allows different people to build on or correct articles written by others. It's therefore ideal for harnessing the collective knowledge of a community to create an encyclopedia - wikipedia is a great example. I have already set up one - though it might not be the most suitable format - and would like to encourage people to contribute short articles about any chess-related matter whatsoever. Please email me if you're interested or if you have any advice about wikis.

- PaulB


Olympiad captaincies: Expressions of interest are now open for the following positions:

* Non-playing Captain, Australian Open Team
* Non-playing Captain, Australian Women's Team

for the 36th Chess Olympiads to be held in Calvia, Majorca, Spain from October 14th-31st 2004. (Event website:

Applications will remain open until Friday, 16 July to give unsuccessful applicants for playing positions on the two teams some time to apply should they wish to do so.

Applicants may submit any supporting comments they wish to be passed on to either the players or the members of ACF Council. The positions are filled by Council after taking into account the players' stated preferences. Applicants are also free to contact the players and/or the Council regarding their applications as and whenever they wish. For more detail see item 13 of the ACF Selections procedures by-law at

Expressions of interest can be sent by email to, or call 0421 428 775 if it is necessary to arrange another method, or if an email application has not been acknowledged within three days.

- Kevin Bonham ACF Selections Co-Ordinaror (Senior Events)

Support the Team! All Aussie chess lovers are asked to donate to the 2004 Olympiad Appeal. The monies raised go to providing funds to send the Womenís and Open team to Spain to play in the Olympiad 2004. The Olympiad starts in October but if you are able to donate money please donít leave it to the last minute! It is essential that our top Australian Players can concentrate on their chess and not financial hassles - so please donate what you can. Cheques/money orders should be made out to "Australian Chess Federation" and sent to the
ACF Treasurer Norm Greenwood
P.O. Box 1840
Westfield Hornsby Post Office 1635

All donations will be publicly acknowledged unless you wish otherwise. I am trying to arrange corporate and government sponsorship but your donations would be both much appreciated and most welcome. Any corporations or businesses wishing to be sponsors please call me on 0414 841575 and I can explain what we can do for you in consideration of Corporate Sponsorships. Could all States and Territories please launch their own drives for funding to assist in this most deserving of causes.

Lets support the teams!

George Howard
President ACF

Applications invited: The World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Iraklion, Crete, in November. Apart from the 10 selected children the opportunity exists for other Australian Juniors to play in the tournament (all entries have to be ratified by the Australian Chess Federation). It is a fantastic opportunity to mix with 1000 children from other countries, play 11 really strong games and get daily coaching and analysis. Can any interested parents please contact Jenni Oliver at for more information. The team has to be finalised and all coaching arrangements in place by early August 2004.

Entries are also being invited for the prestigious 2004 Australian Masters. Email Nick Speck at if you're interested in playing.

Dates & Times: Tuesday 3rd August to Saturday 14th August 2004
Rounds start at 3pm
Format: 12 player round robin and we are aiming for a category 4 event
Games will be FIDE rated, anticipating a category 4 event
Time Control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment for the entire game
Venue: Melbourne Chess Club 66 Leicester St. Fitzroy
Prizes: 1st Place $1000; 2nd Place $750; 3rd Place $500.
Entry Fees: Entry fees are only applicable for non-IM players: 2350-2399 $100; 2250-2349 $150; 2150-2249 $250. Appearance Fees: International Masters $200.

Sites for sore eyes: Bruno's Chess Problem Of The Day: Like chess? Well, everyday you will find here new free chess problems. Looking for logic puzzles, free chess strategies or tactics? Come on!

World News:

KasimdzhanovKasimdzhanov wins FIDE World Championship: 24-year-old Rustam Kasimdzhanov is the new FIDE world champion after beating England's Michael Adams 1.5-0.5 in a rapid playoff. The two players had drawn their earlier games 3.0-3.0 (2 wins each). (Pic from FIDE) Kasimdzhanov beat Topalov, Adams, Grischuk and Ivanchuk - the top four seeds - to win the title, a most deserving victory.

1 Adams, Michael (ENG 2731) - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (UZB 2652) 1/2 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 1/2 Playoff 0-1 1/2

FIDE Site | Full results | View all games | Round 7: finals | Round 5-6 | Rounds 3-4 | Rounds 1-2 | Earlier reports

Kosintseva wins Russian Women's Championship: Tatiana Kosintseva edged out Kosteniuk for the title, and her sister Nadezhda was third. Leading final scores: Kosintseva T 8.5/11; Kosteniuk 8.0; Kosintseva N. 6.5; Kavolekaya 6.0; Galliamova 6.0. Site | View games

Junior wins World Computer Chess Championship: Junior has won back the title it lost it Shredder last year. Surprise of the tournament was the poor performance by Fritz, which finished fourth and lost to Diep. Israel hosted the event, which also includes the 9th Computer Olympiad - featuring other games such as Go, Chinese Chess, Lines of Action, Amazons, and Backgammon - and the 4th International Conference on Computers and Games. Final standings after round 11: Junior 9.0; Shredder 8.5; Diep 7.5; Fritz, Crafty 7.0; Jonny 6.5; ParSOS, Falcon, IsiChess 6.0; Deep Sjeng 5.5; Woodpusher, Movei 3.0; The Crazy Bishop 2.0; FIBChess 0.0. Site | View games

Vallejo-Korchnoi match: The young Spaniard won 3.5-2.5. Site | View games

Andorra Open: Leading final scores after 9 rounds: Khenkin, Fressinet, Damljanovic, Comas Fabrego 7.0; Erenburg, Postny, Delchev, Oms Pallise, Hauchard, Cheparinov, Palo, Narciso Dublan, Del Rio Angelis, Arizmendi Martinez, Lopez Martinez 6.5; De La Riva Aguado, Marin, De La Villa Garcia, Strikovic, Al Sayed, Maze, Jerez Perez, Bruned, Djingarova 6.0 Site | CBV file

Open de Benasque: Leading scores after 10 rounds: Eljanov, Kogan, Bruzon, Hracek, Nevednichy, Oratovsky, Burmakin 8.0; Jaracz, Komljenovic, Jansa, Kohlweyer, Korneev, Damaso, Roeder, Collas, Lalic, Hernandez, Rivas Pastor, Cosma, Kasparov, S, Knorr Jarillo 7.5. Site

Van Wely wins Dutch Championship: Final scores, 9 rounds: Van Wely 7.5; Sokolov 7.0; Tiviakov 6.0; L'Ami 5.0; Stellwagen 4.5; Van den Doel, Bosboom 4.0; Van der Wiel 3.5; Nijboer 2.0; Visser 1.5 Site | View games

World news including games updated daily at NetChessNews.


After a hard-fought match, this was the rapid game that gave Kasimdzhanov the world title:

Adams, Mi (2731)    --    Kasimdzhanov, R (2652)
FIDE WCh KO  (7.7)   Tripoli LBA
2004.07.13     0-1     B51

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.O-O Bd7 5.Re1 Nf6 6.c3 a6 7.Ba4 b5 8. Bc2 Rc8 9.a4 g6 10.axb5 axb5 11.d4 cxd4 12.cxd4 Bg4 13.Nc3 b4 14.Ne2 Bg7 15.d5 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Ne5 17.Ba4+ Nfd7 18.Nd4 O-O 19.f4 Nc4 20.Nc6!

chess position

White has a big edge - but black fights back
20... Rxc6! 21. dxc6 Nc5 22.Qe2 Nb6 23.Bb5 Nb3 24.Ra6 Nd4 25.Qd3 Na8! 26.Ra4 Nc7 27.Rxb4!? Qb8 28.Rxd4 Bxd4 29.Qxd4 Qxb5 30.f5 Rc8 31.Bh6 Ne8 32.e5 Rxc6 33.exd6 Rxd6 34.Qe5 Qxe5 35.Rxe5 Rd7 36.Rc5 f6 37.fxg6 hxg6 38.Be3 Rb7 39.Bd4 Kf7 40. Kg2 Nd6 41.Bc3 e5 42.Ra5 Nc4 43.Ra1 Rb6 44.b4 Nd6 45.Rb1 Ke6 46.Bd2 f5 47. Be3 Rb7 48.Bc5 Ne4 49.Rd1 Rc7 50.Bb6 Rc6 51.Ba7 Ra6 52.Be3 f4 53.Bc1 Ra4 54.Re1 Kf5 55.Bb2 Rxb4 56.Bxe5??

chess position

A tragic blunder in a difficult position. White is counting on 56...Kxe5 57.f3! recovering the piece, but black has better:
56...f3+!! 57.Kxf3 Kxe5 58.Kg4 Kf6 59.f4 Nf2+ 60. Kg3 Nd3 0-1

White won most of the other games in the match, with the play not of a very high standard - perhaps due to the time limits, or the tension of the event:

Kasimdzhanov, R (2652)    --    Adams, Mi (2731)
FIDE WCh KO  (7.6)   Tripoli LBA
2004.07.12     1/2-1/2     C91

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8. d4 d6 9.c3 Bg4 10.Be3 exd4 11.cxd4 Na5 12.Bc2 c5 13.h3 cxd4 14.Bxd4 Bh5 15.g4 Bg6 16.Nc3 Rc8 17.Rc1 Nc6 18.Be3 Nb4 19.Bb1 d5 20.e5 Ne4 21.Ne2 Nc5 22.Bxc5 Rxc5 23.Rxc5 Bxc5 24.Nf4 Qb6 25.Rf1 Be4 26.a3 Nc6 27.Nxd5 Bxd5 28. Qxd5 Nd4 29.Kg2 Nxf3 30.Qxf3 g6 31.b4 Bd4 32.Qe4 Bb2 33.Rd1 Rd8 34.Rxd8+ Qxd8 35.Ba2 Qe7 36.e6 fxe6 37.Qa8+ Kf7 38.Qxa6 Qd7 39.g5 Ke7 40.Qa8 Bd4 41.Qg8?? Qc6+ 42.Kg3

chess position

Now black could win with 42...Qe4! and a mating attack, but black only saw the draw with
Bxf2+!? 43.Kxf2 Qc2+ 44.Ke3 1/2-1/2

Adams, Mi (2731)    --    Kasimdzhanov, R (2652)
FIDE WCh KO  (7.5)   Tripoli LBA
2004.07.11     1-0     C97

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.d5 Nc4 13.a4 Bd7 14.b3 Nb6 15.a5 Nc8 16.c4 b4 17.Nbd2 g6 18.Nf1 Nh5 19.Bh6 Re8 20.Qd2 Bf8 21.g4 Ng7 22.N3h2 Qd8 23.f4 exf4 24.Qxf4 Qe7 25.Nf3 f6 26.Ng3 Rd8 27.Rf1 Ne8 28.Bxf8 Qxf8

chess position

Black has been struggling ... now white begins the assault
29.e5 dxe5 30.Nxe5 Ncd6 31.Rae1 Qg7 32.Nd3 Rac8 33.Qf2 f5 34.Ne5 Nf6 35. Nxd7 Rxd7 36.gxf5 g5 37.Re6 Kh8 38.Bd1 g4 39.hxg4 Rg8 40.Qf4 Nxg4 41.Bxg4 Qxg4 42.Qxg4 Rxg4 43.Kh2 h5 44.Kh3 Rd4 45.f6 Nf7 46.Rf5

chess position


Kasimdzhanov, R (2652)    --    Adams, Mi (2731)
FIDE WCh KO  (7.4)   Tripoli LBA
2004.07.10     1-0     C68

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Bg4 6.h3 h5 7.d3 Qf6 8. Be3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Qxf3 10.gxf3 Bd6 11.Nd2 Ne7 12.Rfb1 f5 13.b4 a5 14.a3 O-O 15.Nc4 axb4 16.axb4 b5 17.Na5 Ra6 18.c4 Ng6 19.Kf1 Rfa8 20.Bd2 fxe4 21. fxe4 Be7 22.c5 Bf6 23.Rd1 Kf7 24.Ke2 Ke8 25.Ra3 Nf8 26.d4 Ne6 27.dxe5 Bxe5 28.Be3 Bb2 29.Rad3 Be5 30.Rg1

chess position

30...Rxa5!? 31.bxa5 Rxa5 32.f4! Bxf4 33.Rg6! Kf7 34. Rxe6 Kxe6 35.Bxf4 Ra4 36.Kf3 Rc4 37.Be3 b4 38.Rd4 Rxd4 39.Bxd4 g5 40.Ke3

Adams, Mi (2731)    --    Kasimdzhanov, R (2652)
FIDE WCh KO  (7.3)   Tripoli LBA
2004.07.08     1-0     B43

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 b5 6.Bd3 Qb6 7.Nf3 Qc7 8. O-O Bb7 9.Re1 Bc5 10.Qd2 Be7 11.b3 Nf6 12.Bb2 d6 13.a4 b4 14.Na2 Nc6 15. Nd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 a5 17.Rac1 O-O 18.c3 bxc3 19.Nxc3 Qd8 20.Nb5 e5

chess position

21.Rc7! exd4 22.Rxb7 d5 23.Qf4 Bb4 24.Rd1 dxe4 25.Bxe4 Nxe4 26.Qxe4 Qf6

chess position

27.Nc7! Rad8 28.Nd5 Qd6 29.Qxd4 Qe6 30.g3 Rd6

chess position

31.Rxb4! axb4 32.Ne7+ Qxe7 33.Qxd6 Qe2 34.Rd4 h5 35.Qxb4 Qf3 36.h4 Rc8 37.Qd2 Rc3 38.Rf4 Qc6 39.Kh2 Rxb3 40. Qd8+! Kh7 41.Qd1! Rb7 42.Qxh5+ Kg8 43.Rd4 Qf6 44.Rd2 Ra7 45.a5 g6 46.Qb5 Kh7 47.Qb6

Kasimdzhanov, R (2652)    --    Adams, Mi (2731)
FIDE WCh KO  (7.2)   Tripoli LBA
2004.07.07     1-0     C42

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O Be7 8.c4 Nb4 9.Be2 O-O 10.Nc3 Be6 11.Ne5 f6 12.Nf3 Kh8 13.a3 Nxc3 14.bxc3 Nc6 15.Nd2 Na5 16.cxd5 Bxd5 17.c4 Bf7 18.Bb2 f5 19.Bc3 c5 20.d5 Bf6 21.Qc2 b6 22.Bd3 Bxc3 23.Qxc3 Nb7 24.Nf3 Nd6 25.Ne5 f4 26.Rfe1 Bg8 27.Nc6 Qg5 28.Qe5 Qxe5 29.Nxe5 Rfe8 30.a4 g6 31.g3 fxg3 32.hxg3 Kg7 33.f4 Re7 34.a5 b5 35. cxb5 Bxd5 36.Bf1 Nf5 37.Ra3 Nd4 38.Rd1 Rd8 39.Rc3 Be6 40.Kf2 Rc8 41.Rb1 g5 42.b6 axb6 43.axb6 gxf4 44.gxf4 Bd5 45.Bd3 Rf8 46.Ke3 Nc6 47.Rxc5 Nxe5 48. fxe5 Bb7 49.Be4 Rff7 50.Bxb7 Rxb7 51.Ke4 Rfd7 52.Rc6 Kf8 53.e6 Rd2 54.Rf1+ Ke8 55.Rc8+ 1-0

chess position

Finally, a nice win from the Dutch Championships:

Van der Wiel, J (2526)    --    Visser, Y (2445)
ch-NED  (2)   Leeuwarden NED
2004.07.01     1-0     C05

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.c3 c5 6.f4 Nc6 7.Ndf3 Qb6 8.a3 cxd4 9.cxd4 Na5 10.Ne2 Qb3 11.Qd2 b6 12.Nc3 Nc4 13.Qd1 Qxd1+ 14.Kxd1 a6 15.f5 Be7 16.Bd3 b5 17.fxe6 fxe6 18.Ne2 O-O 19.b3 Na5 20.Kc2 Nb8 21.Ng5 h6 22.Nf3 Nbc6 23.h4 Bd7 24.Rh3 Bd8 25.Rg3 Kh8 26.Nf4 Ne7 27.Be3 Nac6 28.Nh5 Rf7

chess position

29.Ng5!! hxg5 30.hxg5
The point is 31.Nf6!! and mate down the h-file, perhaps after 31...gxf6 32.gxf6 ... a very rare mating sacrifice in the endgame!
30...Nf5 31.Bxf5 Nxd4+
( 31...Rxf5 32.Rh1 Kg8 33.Nf6+ gxf6 ( 33...Kf7 34.Nxd7 Ke7 35.Nc5 +/- ) 34.gxf6+ Kf8 35.Rh8+ Kf7 36.Rg7# )
( 31...exf5 32.Rh1 Kg8 33.Nf6+ Kf8 34.Rh8+ Ke7 35.Nxd5+ Ke6 36.Nf4+ Ke7 37.d5 Nxe5 38.Bc5# )
32.Bxd4 Rxf5 33.Nf6 Rc8+ 34.Kd3 Bxf6 35.Rh1+ Kg8 36.gxf6 g5 37.Rgh3 1-0

Grand Prix tournaments:

These details are provisional. For up-to-date details of these events, please visit the Grand Prix website

Fairfield Winter Cup NSW; July 10-11; Fairfield; Rolando Atenzia
University Open SA; 3; July 10-11; Adelaide University; Andrew Saint 08-83323752 Website Email
Queensland Open QLD; 2; July 17-18; Gardiner Chess Centre; Graeme Gardiner 07 5522 7221 Email
ANU Open ACT; 3; July 24-25; Canberra; Shun Ikeda 02-61254030; Website; Email
Mackay Open Qld; 1; July 31-August 1; Harrup Park Cricket Club; Stan Long Hong 07 4953 573 Noel Olsen
Coal City Open NSW; 3; Aug 7-8; Newcastle; George Lithgow 02-4943-3862
August Weekender NSW; July 31-August 1; Rose Bay; Website
Gold Coast Classic QLD; 3; September 18-19; Somerset College; Graeme Gardiner 07-5522-7221 Email
Ryde Eastwood Open NSW; 3; October 2-4; Ryde Eastwood; Website
Redcliffe Challenge QLD; October 2-3; Rothwell Grace Lutheran College? Website
Laurieton Open NSW; 1; October 30-31; Laurieton; Endel Lane 02-6559-9060
Coffs Harbour Inaugural Open NSW; 3; November 13-14; Coffs Harbour Catholic Club; Bill Ross 02-6651-8855 Email
November Weekender NSW; November 20-21; North Sydney Leagues Club; Website
Fairfield Summer Cup NSW; 3; December 10-11; Fairfield; Rolando Atenzia

Other tournaments

Full details - see upcoming tournaments on the website.

NZ North Island chess championship & rapid: July 12-17. Auckland. Contact: Bob Smith.
Laurieton One Day Chess July 25; Laurieton United Servicemen's Club; Contact: Endel - 6559 9060.
Hakoah Chess Club Championships July 26-September 20; 61 Hall Street Bondi; Email. Vladimir Feldman 0414 798503Website
North Queensland Open Qld; August 7-8; Townsville; Darren Napier 0412 606213 Website
Festival Schneider Bohemia - Pilsen 2004; August 14-22; Czech Republic; website.
International Chess Festival - Open Highlands 18-26 September; Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic. Website
ASEAN Masters Chess Congress: Several tournaments. Thomas Hoe Tel : (65) 96934049 Fax : (65) 63581483 Email
Cesenatico (Italy) Open International September 4-12; Fax +3954786331 Phone +39335.6615956. Website Email
Open Dutch Youth Chess Championships - "Stork": August 9-14; Hengelo, the Netherlands. Website. Participants. Email.

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